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Record Sales Increase in 2012 for the First Time in 13 Years

Posted by - 11:41 AM on 02/26/13
According to the annual report from the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry), total music sales revenues in 2012 increased by 0.3% from 2011. This marks the first time that record sales have increased since 1999. Revenue from digital sales increased by 9% from 2011, and revenue from streaming services increased by a whopping 44%. The report also tells us that the best-selling song worldwide last year was "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen (12.5 million units sold), and that for the second consecutive year Adele had the best-selling album, moving 8.3 million copies of 21 in 2012.
 
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11:46 AM on 02/26/13
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hope!
11:51 AM on 02/26/13
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11:51 AM on 02/26/13
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The most important number here is the increase in streaming revenue. And the news that streaming services now account for 10% of total revenue generated. Yon lies the future.
11:55 AM on 02/26/13
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Thanks Harlem Shake!!!
11:58 AM on 02/26/13
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I will continue to buy physical CDs. Can't stop progress, though, won't complain, glad if artists get their share and appreciation. I just love the feeling of holding a new CD in your hands.

(Not toooo fond of the best-selling song though;))
12:14 PM on 02/26/13
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I will continue to buy physical CDs. Can't stop progress, though, won't complain, glad if artists get their share and appreciation. I just love the feeling of holding a new CD in your hands.

(Not toooo fond of the best-selling song though;))

This will never get old to me.
12:15 PM on 02/26/13
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Any chance this is partially due to increased interest in vinyl?
12:17 PM on 02/26/13
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Who still buys Adele records?
12:19 PM on 02/26/13
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Time for a new Adele record already!
12:26 PM on 02/26/13
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hahaha thank you for this.
12:27 PM on 02/26/13
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Kewl beans. I still buy CDs regularly.
12:29 PM on 02/26/13
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I will continue to buy physical CDs. Can't stop progress, though, won't complain, glad if artists get their share and appreciation. I just love the feeling of holding a new CD in your hands.

(Not toooo fond of the best-selling song though;))

Yep. I'm right there with you.

Any chance this is partially due to increased interest in vinyl?

Doubtful. They account for such a miniscule amount of sales compared to everything else.
12:43 PM on 02/26/13
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we built this.
12:43 PM on 02/26/13
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0.3%!!!!!


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